Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Paint-Out and Demo!

On Saturday the paint-out group visited the Self Realization Fellowship Center on the top of Mt. Washington.  The extensive gardens are a beautiful, peaceful place for meditation.  On every earlier visit the weather has been overcast but it was sunny this time which gave the gardens a whole new look.  My post about my previous visit is a gouache piece, Self Realization Fellowship.

The distinctive gates catch my eye on every visit but I haven't found a good vantage point from which to paint them.  Since the location is on top of Mt. Washington, there is also a great view of downtown Los Angeles.  The main building is the three-story 1909 Mount Washington Hotel.  I decided to give it a try in watercolor because the light on it was so pretty.  Several of us painted from a large paved area which was the tennis courts at one time.

On Sunday I had another inspiring day watching a demo given by fellow watercolor artist Larry Cannon.  I really enjoyed the morning watching Larry paint a view of a Laguna Beach cove.  I also got some tips to put into use!

5" x 7" Watercolor

My first view in 2012, 11" x 8" Watercolor

Larry Cannon